Save some of the seeds by removing them from the center of the dates. Add water to the hole after you have planted it. date palm, canary island date palm, and queen palm (Hodel and Pittenger, 2003; Hodel et al., 2003). Be sure to transplant at the same depth the palm was originally planted at (some try to save money and time on staking up newly planted palms by planting them a foot or so deeper for extra stability, but this can lead to root suffocation and loss of the palm). It is known to be one of the world’s most majestic palms and perfect for transplanting. The Palm is around 2 and a half metres in height. If you can’t, place it in a shady spot and keep the roots moist. Only one month ago, I separated and planted four small pygmy date palms (Phoenix roebelenii). Hi all, About a month ago, I transplanted a Pygmy date Palm into my backyard. Dig a hole twice the diameter for the root ball. Date trees are easy to grow from seed. Fertilizer for the pygmy date palm. Just place 3 spikes into the ground around each tree. Planting the palm. Whether you are growing your pygmy date palm in a pot or in the ground, it needs fertilizer to stay healthy and grow. Date palms tend to be hardy and drought-tolerant and make a nice addition to the landscape. I am in Australia so we are in winter currently. I like to use three parts of native soil … Date palms can take 4 to 8 years after planting before they will bear fruit, and start producing viable yields for commercial harvest between 7 and 10 years. I will keep you updated on how my new pygmy date palm trees are doing. Each delicious Medjool date has a seed inside that can easily be grown into a tree. I was in a hurry to plant my new pygmy date palms. Don’t give up. The one palm in particular that is popular for transplanting is the Canary Island Date palm. They do not all ripen at the same time so several harvests are required. However we have quite mild winters in my area, and many plants still grow albeit a bit slower. Place the palm into the hole at the same depth as it was growing before. I use the Jobe’s palm tree fertilizer spikes 10-5-10. Try to plant it as soon as possible. At the Palm Guys we supply and transplant mature Canary Island Date palms and source a wide variety of palm tree stock. Mature date palms can produce 150–300 lb (70–140 kg) of dates per harvest season. You’ll transplant the date palm into larger pots as it grows. Because my four pygmy date palms were growing closely together in one pot, they had become root-bound. Learn how to Grow a Medjool Date Palm … Before planting the palm into its new location, make sure that the new hole is watered. If you cut off a palm tree at the trunk, it will not grow back. Since palms require a good drainage, add some sand to the soil mix. Pygmy date palm (Phoenix roebelenii) is a small palm tree with feathery leaves and a single trunk.This slow-growing tree, which rarely exceeds mature heights of 6 to 10 feet, grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 11. Then pack soil around the palm tightly. In practice, regenerating a large number of roots quickly is most critical to successful transplanting of mature specimen palms, so the total number JJan2005HT.indb 129an2005HT.indb 129 112/6/04 4:36:08 PM2/6/04 4:36:08 PM The date palm, a well-known fruit-producing ornamental, is relatively easy to transplant, according to the University of Florida Extension. Some palms are unique in their root-growing properties, with Sabals being one example. In fact, in Israel, a date tree was grown from a seed that was 2000 years old. Small pygmy date palms were growing closely together in one pot, they had become root-bound since palms require good. 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